When the Lancaster Hotel reopens after a multimillion dollar revamp, the Theater District hotel will be home to a new restaurant called Cultivated F+B.
A Facebook page created for the restaurant indicates that Cultivated F+B is set to debut this fall, and the hotel’s website provides insight into what the new eatery will look like. The remodeled space will continue to offer upscale dining in a chic space like its predecessor Bistro Lancaster, with contemporary art from noted Texas artists adorning the walls and al fresco seating on a patio at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Louisiana Street. A rendering of the space shows off pendant lighting, bold white-topped bar, and dark wood seating and accents.
A press release announces that chef Fernando Huerta will lead the kitchen, and diners can look forward to a menu that features classic dishes from Bistro Lancaster, including chicken paillard, blue crab cakes, and filet mignon. A walk-up espresso bar will serve drinks made with Speedy Boy Coffee, the hotel’s own brand of caffeinated beans that’s named for the winner of a 1927 greyhound (the dogs, not the buses) race in Galveston.
The restaurant renovation is part of a major revamp for the Lancaster. The hotel has been closed since Hurricane Harvey floodwaters caused substantial damage to its basement, kitchen, and the space that will soon house Cultivated F+B. In May, owner Jay Shinn told KHOU that the hotel was expected to reopen sometime this summer, but construction woes have since delayed that timeline.
Cultivated F+B is now expected to open in October. Stay tuned for an official date.